Here's the first pack of the contest. Get those guesses in to me before the clock strikes midnight Monday night.
Brett Butler (L.A.) - Nice. A leadoff hitter to lead off the contest.
Eric Show (Riverside, CA)
Lloyd Moseby - Decent hitter, but this pose tells me he was a Hall of Famer with the ladies.
Jack Clark - Jack the Ripper with a classic follow-through shot.
Mario Soto (Dominican Republic)
Don Mattingly - Donny Baseball gets honorific card number 300 in this set. He wields the bat more like a pistol here.
Bo Diaz (Venezuela) - One of the first cards I ever pulled was an 86 Topps Bo Diaz. Just seeing the name brings back memories of being ten years old and discovering this whole baseball card thing.
Dale Murphy - Can't pass up the chance to scan a Murph.
Kirk Gibson - Looking like he just laid waste to a backdoor slider.
Shane Mack (L.A.)
Jose Cruz (Puerto Rico) - P.R. is a "self-governing unincorporated territory of the United States" (wikipedia). This counts as The World.
Rick Aguilera (San Gabriel, CA)
Jerry Reuss - Check out the small print. That, my friends, is called a career. He finished with 3600+ innings pitched in the big leagues with an ERA+ of exactly 100. Major league average starter for twenty-two seasons. Dunno about you, but I'd trade my day job for that one.
Darryl Strawberry (L.A.)
Roger Clemens - Kids, you finish your motion with your weight over your front leg.
Graig Nettles (San Diego)
Nolan Ryan Record Breaker - 11th season with 200+ K's. He was a machine.
Ron Karkovice - Birmingham on the back. Let's go Barons (clap, clap, clap-clap-clap)!
Bama Boys: (none. Where my dogs at?)
Cali leads 6-3 after 1 pack. In fact, L.A. equals the output of the world so far. Tune in soon for pack #2.